2016 new contact dating
There are many ways to make sure that your finances are in good health, as the new year gets underway.
One of them—knowing how to spot a scam—is often ignored.
At a certain point, the call is interrupted and you’re asked to press #1 to make a donation. Not only have you handed over money to an unknown entity, you have opened the door to identity theft.
By this time, your emotions are involved and you think, “Yes! Last year’s data hacks at extra-marital matchmaker Ashley Madison and toymaker VTech proved that scammers are after more than your credit card number.
Instead, they glean personal information to build detailed profiles that can be used for sophisticated forms of identity theft that may not be immediately obvious.
In 2016, that will no longer be true—and new scams will likely take advantage of this.For example, scammers could exploit the VTech data breach, which compromised the profiles of 6.4 million kids around the world, to hack identities for years.Because kids have no credit history and their parents generally don’t check their credit reports regularly, the theft might not be noticed until the kids grow up and apply for a credit card or financial aid for college.Creating online dating profiles helps consumers carefully consider potential matches.Likewise, evaluating a dating site before using it is essential, and it will bring you that much closer to finding a good match.